New Water Quality Management Guidance issued

Water is widely used in the food industry, both directly as a raw material or ingredient and as a cleaning or processing aid. In all cases, water quality must be such that it is not a source of unacceptable contamination due to the presence of pathogenic or spoilage micro-organisms, chemical or foreign body contaminants. To help chilled food manufacturers develop water quality management policies and carry out risk assessments including during boil water notices, CFA has updated and expanded its Water Quality Management Guidance. The Guidance provides technical information regarding the efficacy of various water treatments against key microorganisms, sets […]

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CFA’s Latest Newsletter Available

The November issue leads with CFA’s response to the Food Standards Agency’s Vacuum Packing/MAP consultation. It also brings news of changing faces, site visits, new members and a special award for an industry colleague. Chilled Education is also celebrating with a bright new star, success at a major science fair and the launch of a brand new resources website. CFA News No 46 November 2016:  Vacuum Packing/MAP Consultation Response New members, changing faces, sites visited Young Students Give MicroTrumps Thumbs Up Fresh New Chilled Education Website Sainsbury’s Line on Waste Expands Awards for Current and Future Chilled Stars  

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CFA pledges support for HSE health & safety Common Strategy 2016-2021

CFA has pledged its support for the food sector’s health and safety improvement objectives set out in the HSE’s Food & Drink Manufacture Forum’s (FDMF) Common Strategy 2016-2021.   The Objectives are to: Reduce the HSE RIDDOR-reportable ill-health and injury rate by 10% year-on-year (baseline 1/4/16) Manage musculoskeletal disorder risks including manual handling and upper limb disorders Have in place effective arrangements to manage slips and trips Have in place an effective occupational health management system CFA pledges: To commit CFA to working to help our industry achieve these objectives To promote the Common Strategy via our website, H&S committee […]

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